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ROTATOR CUFF INJURY

An injury to the small muscles and/or tendons in the shoulder that could range in severity from inflammation to complete tears

 Photo © Mayo Clinic, Source: mayoclinic.org

Photo © Mayo Clinic, Source: mayoclinic.org

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness on the outside of the shoulder and in some cases down into the biceps area
  • Loss of range of motion in the shoulder
  • Weakness in the shoulder
  • Desire to keep the arm at the side

Pain with activities such as:

  • Reaching, pulling, and pushing
  • Putting on and/or taking off shirts and jackets
  • Reaching into the backseat
  • Sleeping on that shoulder

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